Here's how to erase and reset the NVIDIA Shield TV 2019

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Whether you own the NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 or the Pro variant, there may come a time when you need to clear everything out and start fresh. Thankfully, factory resetting an NVIDIA Shield TV is just as easy as factory resetting any Android phone or tablet.

Products used in this guide

  • Tubular delight: NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 ($150 at Amazon)
  • Play AAA games: NVIDIA Shield TV Pro 2019 ($200 at Amazon)

Before you get started

The best and easiest way to delete all the data off your NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 is to factory reset it, which will wipe all user data and return the device to its original condition for you to set up from scratch again. You can’t undo a factory reset, so be sure to back up any local videos or files on your Shield TV 2019 you want to keep.

How to factory reset your NVIDIA Shield TV 2019

Go to Settings from the Shield home screen.

Scroll down to Storage & reset

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Scroll down and select Factory data reset.

Select Factory data reset to confirm the action.

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Your NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 will begin factory resetting itself, deleting all user data, apps, and logins.The process itself takes just a few minutes, after which your NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 will reboot and bring up the beginning prompts to set up the device like new.

Tubular delight

NVIDIA Shield TV 2019

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$150 at Amazon

The best Android TV streaming box.

In terms of both hardware and software, the NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 is simply the best Android TV streaming box you can buy. It’s a little pricier than other Android options, but you get a fully-featured Android TV experience, a capable gaming machine for streaming PC and Android games, and it’s all backed by NVIDIA with great customer service and software support.

Play AAA games

NVIDIA Shield TV Pro 2019

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$200 at Amazon

Stream your favorite AAA games with ease.

The NVIDIA Shield TV Pro 2019 has the same Tegra X1+ chipset as the regular version, but you get 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and two USB ports that let you attach an external storage device. You also get the ability to play AAA games, so if you’re looking to get a streaming box for gaming, the Pro variant is the default choice.